9 February 2011 at 5:53 pm (Homeschooling overseas)
Tags: DoDDS home based education, non-DoD schools, remote military assignment
At some overseas assignments, the number of children accompanying sponsors stationed in the area may not meet the minimum requirement for the establishment of a DoD dependent school: 100 elementary children, or 300 secondary students (PDF-page 19, C220.127.116.11. Establishment).
At such assignments, the military services do not provide a DoD Dependent School. Children living with their parents in such an area may be attend a non-DoD school, may remain in the U.S. with friends or relatives to continue their schooling, may attend a private school overseas, or may be homeschooled. If the parents prefer to homeschool the children rather than choose one of the other schooling methods, DoD will provide a stipend to the sponsor to cover some expenses.
Sponsors who are assigned to an area with no local DoD dependent school, and who wish to homeschool their accompanying children, may submit their requests according to the information at:
Please note: This guidance does not apply to families who choose to homeschool in overseas locations where a DoD school exists.
If your military community has a DoDDS facility then you may still homeschool, but DoD will not provide the stipend. You will pay for your homeschooling materials as usual.
9 February 2011 at 10:00 am (About this site)
Tags: homeschooling, military homeschool
Tossed by the Fates is a blogged book for homeschooling parents with the American military. At this time it is still a work in progress, with new entries added as time goes by. This post is the table of contents to the book.
Notes to a blog:
- Because of the structure of blogs in general (first entries are at the bottom of the heap), and because of the structure of the particular WordPress blog format (categories don’t seem to be in plain sight),
- To make it easier to find specific information, or to see the structure of the blog, I’ve put this ‘table of contents’ as the permanent first page of the blog.
- Chapters (categories) are listed in bold, and the subparagraphs of the chapters (the blog posts) are the pages that are linked. Some of the individual pages stand better on their own than others. The book was written in the normal fashion with all the subparagraphs following each other on the same page. When published as blog posts, the continuity is not as obvious.
- Please note that any “automatically generated” links to allegedly “related” posts are cooked up by this particular WordPress system, and are not added by me. I looked for a way to disable the function, but if there is a way to disable the seemingly random links, it is not readily apparent.
History of homeschooling
About this site
- Military life from the perspective of family members
In the chapters on family life with one parent ‘in the military,’ the generic family will be that of an active duty husband, and a civilian wife. This is for my convenience as a writer since all of the parents I’ve met from homeschooling families have fit this model. I do not mean for this structure to exclude stay-at-home homeschool dads, or active duty homeschool moms, it is just that the ‘he/she/them’ constructions in sentences are just too bulky. Also, after reading texts in which the subject seems to be the victim of back-to-back sex-change surgeries – in one paragraph the subject is male, yet in the next paragraph, the subject is female – I feel as if I have mental whiplash. I use the word “spouse” only occasionally. As a matter of personal taste, it is just too close in sound and spelling to the word “souse,” and I think the word clangs rather than rings. C’est la vie.
Coping with deployment
How to start homeschooling
Making the homeschooling decision
Reasons for homeschooling
Socialization — the S-word
Styles and methods of homeschooling
Public school at home
Homeschooling over the holidays
- Military jurisdictions and families
- Homeschooling and military life
- Homeschooling in the American states and possessions
- Homeschooling overseas
- Legal concerns about homeschooling
- Record keeping
- Support groups